Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hallowe'en 1904 . . .

All Done!

I think that simple black and orange strip border is the perfect touch.



This is Lifetime Quilt Number 96.
The pattern is Hallowe'en 1904 by Blackbird Designs.
I purchased the fabric as a kit at the Buggy Barn and added a few of  my own pieces. ( Buggy Barn has since sold out of the kits)
I used the Buggy Barn method to piece the stars
This quilt has approximately 1,501 pieces.
It's big and beautiful, this quilt finished at 90" x 90".

I love how this quilt turned out, I loved piecing every block, and I'm thrilled to discover I'm a capable machine appliquér.  That "C"/Moon block was a little scary but I'm happy we all agree the owl block was an improvement.  This is a very good beginner appliqué  project.  The pieces are large and easy to work with. The pattern instructions assume you are not a beginner so keep that in mind.  I think this project would look great in brown and orange too, for more of a fall feel instead of Halloween feel.  You've got 11 months to collect fabric before you start piecing your top next October, don't you want your own Hallowe'en 1904?

Sewing along with Nicole at Sister's Choice made this an extra fun project for me.  I think Nicole is almost done with her version too.  Be sure to check it out.  So Nicole, what's next, I'm always up for a sew-along with you.

What's a Halloween without Garfield Cooper?  


Trick or Treat!

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38 comments:

  1. Love how the quilt turned out. The sashings are gret for the lovely blocks.
    Saskia

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  2. The quilt is just beautiful. You did a wonderful job and created a Halloween legacy...yay you! And Garfield Cooper is adorable. Happy Halloween!

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  3. I do love your Halloween 1904 and yes, I do want one for myself, so I'm going to have to find the pattern a some fabric that I love for it, cause maybe, just maybe with 11 months to work on it, I WILL have one ready for next years decorating! Good plan Thelma.
    ***so your not thinking of trying to reach the 100 lifetime quilts point before we ring in the New Year are you? Wow, 96, your so close, but I know you do lots of holiday decorating so I'm hoping you relax and enjoy the next to months. Big Hugs...

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  4. Love this Thelma! The mix of all the different neutrals and prints makes it so interesting. And the owl perched at the top is just perfect! Brilliant x

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  5. So cute!!! Love the addition of the owl! And that Cooper just steals the show!

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  6. i think the outer piano key type border is just right but i hate pieceing all those small strips mine are never straight it seams but i have started collecting up fabric ! like on the bounce the hubble wasnt bad i sent you a pic.what did you think ? i wish i could figure out t o change my husband name back to mine anybody know thanks
    diana young

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  7. A fantastic quilt. I adore the owl block so that was a great substitution. Can't wait to see what is next.

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  8. Love the switch of the moon to the owl. You are so productive ...

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    and thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thelma it is an absolutely wonderful quilt! Look at that cute Cooper! Happy Trick or Treat!

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  10. I think Cooper might upstage your 1904 just a little....... but really?? you made him into a cat? LOL!!! I made my maltese (white) a black cat one year also - LOL!!!
    1904 is wonderful!! I will do mine during the year, in fact hope to get several Blackbirds under my wing this year. Love your changes- most especially the way you did the pieced stars. Mr. Owl looks rather smart reigning over the entire quilt. Did the pattern not call for the piano key border? I'll have to take a look. Do you have a special back for it?
    Great job!!

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  11. Beautiful 1904 quilt. It's been fun quilting along vicariously with you and Nicole. I liked your Owl addition. Garfield Cooper is a great treat. So, what's next in your quilt line-up? Stephani in N. TX (tomazec@aol.com)

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  12. Hi Thelma ... this is absolutely stunning! I love Halloween and would love to make this quilt one day. Would you happen to know which fabrics you used (particularly the oranges)?
    ~Jeremy

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    1. I added the oranges from Seasonal Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings for Moda, and some Minick and Simpson Halloween fabric that was 2 or 3 years old. The rest was part of a kit, I have no idea what lines they were.

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  13. Happy Halloween. The quilt is fabulous and I am so jealous! Love the border and love following along with you and Nicole. the owls are perfect, that moon bugged me! I wonder what you will be working on next!! have a great night!

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  14. Great job on your quilt. Love what you did to your "dog"...Does he know you made him into a cat? Too funny!

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  15. It looks wonderful Thelma! You and Nicole have inspired me to start collecting fabrics and make my own. You owl is super cute too! Oh, your little Garfield is a sweetie too and already for tonight!

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  16. By the way Thelma, if I cam trick or treating at your house, I would want Cooper as my treat, LOL. He is just so completely lovable! Hugs...

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  17. Fabulous! And your quilt is very cool too. lol This was such a fun project, can't wait for the next one.

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  18. Magnificent!! Just wonderful!! Happy Halloween!
    P

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  19. The Owl block is a huge improvement over that wacky moon block! Bravo! The quilt is fabulous.

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  20. applause, applause - take a bow! It's beautiful, Thelma. Way to go!

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  21. It is Spooktacular!!! I wish they weren't out of the kit!!!

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  22. Just gorgeous! The quilt and Garfield Cooper!

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  23. I had seen this quilt in the past but until Nicole posted the picture of the sample @ the Buggy Barn shop, I had not fallen for it. Too Halloweenie. But the sample was just too beautiful to ignore. I am definitely in love. I have added a few more oranges to my kit as well but I decided to wait until my January retreat to start my project. My daughter is joining me and I'm going to show her machine applique.
    You version is just as beautiful and if I was not already in love, I would have fallen seeing this. That owl turned out to be a success. Outstanding addition. I love how both you and Nicole took this quilt and made it your own.
    BTW: Saw Paula Barnes at market and she says Hi!

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  24. Another beautiful qilt. I love it!

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  25. What a awesome Halloween quilt Thelma ! Happy Halloween !

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  26. It was so fun watching this quilt come together. I love how you share that. It's a wonderful quilt. I'm really looking forward to quilt #97.

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  27. I think it's s great basic quilt pattern. You could just do the star blocks and make it patriotic. Make it in red, green, and gold for Christmas with trees and other Christmas-y appliques.

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  28. Congratulations on a great finish Thelma! It is a wonderful fall quilt... I especially love the pumpkins and the owl.

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  29. The quilt turned out just wonderfully. I always love to see what changes you make to the pattern. Cooper is adorable, as always!

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  30. I love your quilt! I might need to make one of those for Halloween 2013.

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  31. Love this quilt.... how did you know my favorite things in quilts are (pomeranates and) PUMPKINS! Great job!!!

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  32. Wonderful finish Thelma! I love it!~ esp your owl. :-) And Cooper makes a very cute Garfield! Happy Halloween!

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  33. It's beautiful and you finished it just in time for Halloween! Look at how close you are to completing 100 quilts, another milestone!

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  34. Trick or Treat Cooper! I sure hope that Mommy gives you other treats besides a wonderful new quilt!
    Love this new quilt Thelma!

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  35. Oh my LOL! I LOVE the costume! I want one for my Cody! LOL Great job on your quilt!!!!!! I had no idea it was sooo big! You and Nicole certainly did an amazing job!

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  36. Love your quilt, especially your owl! Cooper made me laugh out loud, he's so cute...love Garfield :)

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  37. Your version of this is great! Loved the striped border, the owl and the "buggied B" stars.

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